Off duty police officers nab wanted suspects

Yesterday at 09:00 an off duty officer received information regarding a wanted murder suspect linked to an incident that occurred at Hibberdene in May 2022. At that time the officer was with two other off duty officers and they immediately followed the information. The wanted suspect was traced to Gamalakhe Township.

The suspect was with two other men and they were said to be armed. The police officers requested backup from Gamalakhe SAPS and the Port Shepstone K9 Unit. When the three men spotted the police officers, they fled in different directions. Police managed to catch one suspect who was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as thirteen capsules of heroine.

The police officers continued to search for the outstanding suspects and the one that was wanted for murder was traced to a house in Gamalakhe where he was found hiding. He was found in possession of a firearm, ammunition and 11 bags of crystal meth. Both suspects aged between 31 and 41 were detained at Gamalakhe SAPS and charged for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as possession of drugs. The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

Source: South African Police Service

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